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The Wishing Well marks the centenary of the Prince Henry Hospital.
The Coast Hospital was established in 1881 to deal with a growing epidemic of Smallpox in Sydney. The site at Little Bay was chosen because of it’s isolation from the population of the city. In July the Horse Ambulance was established upon the outbreak of Smallpox, and disbanded in February/March 1882 once the outbreak was declared over. In 1934 the Coast Hospital was renamed "The Prince Henry Hospital of Sydney". This was done by the Minister for Health for NSW at the time, Mr R W D Weaver to compliment the visit of the Duke of Gloucester.
|Address:||Pine Avenue, Prince Henry Hospital Conservation Area, Little Bay, 2036|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.980203|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 4th March, 1981|
The Wishing Well
Air Marshall Sir James Rowland,
Governor of N.S.W.
On 4th March 1981
To Mark The Centenary Of
The Prince Henry Hospital.